Rotating image

UIC Flames
Official Store

    Former UIC Softball Standout Charbonneau Plays in TFL Championship Game



    Softball Home

    Softball Opens Fall Season with Wins over Loyola

    Softball Welcomes Back Alumni for Annual Event

    Softball Alum Natalie Hernandez Wraps Up Season with Chicago Bandits


    Flames Field

    UIC Flames Facebook

    UIC Flames Twitter


    Aug. 6, 2012

    CHICAGO - Former UIC softball standout Tricia Charbonneau played in the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) championship game Sunday, as she and the Chicago Force came up short in a 40-36 decision versus the San Diego Surge at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Charbonneau, an eight-year veteran kicker and co-owner for the Force, excelled on the softball field for the Flames from 1995-98, garnering All-Conference accolades all four seasons of her career. The Moline, Ill., native is also a successful architect at Morgante Wilson in Evanston.

    Charbonneau connected on a pair of extra points in the game, and also punted the ball four times - she averaged 22.3 yards per punt. The Force led 36-27 with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but the San Diego Surge scored 13 unanswered points to secure the comeback win, and their first-ever WFA Title.

    With the Chicago Force, Charbonneau was a team captain in 2009 and 2010, Game Day MVP in 2007, and the Most Improved Player in 2005.